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Listening to Britten – Three Divertimenti

(c) Brian Hogwood Three Divertimenti for string quartet, also known as Go play, boy, play (13 February 1933 – 15 February 1936, Britten aged 22) 1 March 2 Waltz 3 Burlesque (to Francis Barton) Dedication Third movement to Francis Barton, … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – String Quartet in D major

(c) Brian Hogwood String Quartet in D major (8 May – 2 June 1931, Britten aged 17) 1 Allegro maestoso 2 Lento ed espressivo 3 Allegro giocoso Dedication not known Duration 19′ Background and Critical Reception Britten returns to the … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Quartettino for string quartet

(c) Brian Hogwood Quartettino (3 January – 17 April 1930, Britten aged 16) 1 Andante 2 Poco adagio ma con moto 3 Allegro molto vivace Dedication not known Duration 17′ Background and Critical Reception Paul Kildea goes to some length … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Rhapsody for string quartet

Farfield House, Gresham’s, Holt, 1929 (Benjamin Britten front left) – image courtesy of http://www.britten100.org Rhapsody for string quartet in F major (28 January – 6 February 1929, Britten aged 15) Dedication not known Duration 7′ Background and Critical Reception With … Continue reading

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